May 2016

Make Peace with the Past

We are born with innocence in us; but as we become mature and intelligent, we tend to lose the innocence and end up becoming stiff. Drop the stiffness, and then see how much more rewarding, more enjoyable, more interesting life becomes.

Have you noticed what keeps happening in the mind at every moment of time? The mind keeps wondering about what is going to happen next. Knowledge is being aware of this phenomenon of the mind; of what is happening right now in the mind.

In the Land of Heroic Kings and Regal Splendor

The temple of Lord Govind Dev Ji is located in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan in India. This temple is a part of the Jaipur City Palace complex. Lord Shri Krishna is worshipped in this temple as Govind Dev Ji, the Supreme Lord of the Universe. The main Deity of this temple was brought here from Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II. As per legend, it is believed that the image of Shri Krishna in this temple exactly resembles the actual form of Shri Krishna when He incarnated on this Earth in Dwapara Yuga.  

International Migratory Birds Day

India is fortunate to be blessed with migratory birds that make this land their home every winter, many times to escape the severe cold of Siberia or the Arctic as the winter in tropical India is more pleasant. Some of the well-known, migratory bird sanctuaries of India are Ranganthetu, Vedanthangal, Point Calimere, Chilka lake and Kokrebellur. International Migratory Bird Day is observed on the second Saturday of the month of May, every year.

One Love, One Planet, One World Family

As our awareness increases with all of the wonderful tools that Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has provided to us, one can’t help but notice our environment more. Often, we turn away from issues that are happening outside of our immediate area, thinking that we will not be affected by them.
Living in a time where everything is so convenient makes it all too easy to waste water, electricity, fuel, food, etc. We need to be mindful of our impact and make more sustainable choices.

Top 10 Benefits of Yoga in Daily Life

Weight loss - a strong and flexible body - glowing beautiful skin - peaceful mind - good health: whatsoever you may be looking for: YOGA has the answer! However, very often, yoga is only partially understood, as being limited to asanas (yoga poses). As such, its benefits are only perceived to be at the body level and we fail to realize the immense benefits yoga offers in uniting the body, mind and breath. When you are in harmony, the journey through life is calmer, happier and more fulfilling.